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Hawk-Eye: non-free software, proprietary hardware and software patents in Soccer Rules

http://goal.blogs.nytimes.com

After the referee blunders from the 2010 Soccer World Cup, FIFA may now accept non-free systems in soccer rules. It sounds to me like a "new enclosure". For your information, Hawk-Eye is non-free software with proprietary hardware and software patents.

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New Enclosures: Microsoft, Monsanto and Intellectual Monopolies

http://www.thenation.com

Glyn Moody: «Here's a brilliant, must-read feature exposing some of the hidden agendas of the Green Revolution and the dark side of the Gates Foundation's work in Africa.In particular, it makes explicit the symmetry of Microsoft and Monsanto in their use of intellectual monopolies to m

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We all copy — all the time

http://www.p2pnet.net

« Often, apologists for things like trade secrets, patent and copyright law, or the corporate media oligarchy itself, claim such structures are ‘understandable’, because ‘why help potential competitors?” It’s — supposedly — taken as axiomatic that those within a given field of endeavor inevitably regard all others in that field as adversaries … in other words, zero-sum thinking.

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Why Football Should Be Free

UEFA President Michel Platini spoke to the Friends of Football group of MEPs, setting out his vision for football, for UEFA and for the relationship between UEFA and the EU. “Football is a game before a product, a sport before a market, a show before a business”. As sports are a major cultural activity, we have to judge its effect on society.

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Farmers, Politicians, Free Software Fans Demonstrate Against Patents

http://www.ip-watch.org

"MUNICH - Farmers’ associations, environmental, aid and development organisations together with anti-patent activists of the free software movement met this week for one of the largest anti-patent rallies in Munich..."

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New Enclosures: What Has Free Software Got to Do with Patents on Pigs?

http://guorbatschow.com

"Munich, Germany. Marienplatz. Richard Stallman spoke at a joint rally against bio- and software patents in front of the European Patent Office.“ -- ( FSF ) --

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The Law of the Commons - March 13, 2009 at Seattle University

http://nlgseattle.org

"In 2008, nations worldwide plundered their common wealth in an effort to bail out the prevailing economic order. It is a stark reminder that there could be other ways of doing things. It is an opportune time to reexamine the concept of the commons, perhaps as a parallel, if not an alternative to private property oriented social, political and legal systems..."

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Transcript of an interview with RMS for Radio New Zealand, conducted by Kim Hill on August 9, 2008

http://nb.inode.co.nz

"...They base it on practical values only and they take for granted that proprietary software subjugating users is legitimate; whereas I say, and we in the Free Software movement say, that users are entitled to freedom and that proprietary software is a social problem and we're aiming to correct that problem, put an end to that problem..."

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Sustaining Free Culture in Social Justice and Environmental Online Communities

http://freeculture.org

"The following is a post from a guest, Ian Elwood, who has been involved in social justice movements for some time and has tried to bring the Free Software and Free Culture movements to them. We post it here because it expresses a voice in the discussion of free network services. Indymedia London recently considered questions very much like these. Ian Elwood’s thoughts follow..."

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Commons Graz

http://blog.apc.org.au

"It was a brisk, crisp walk to the Schloss Berg in Graz where the last in a series of public discussions on the commons was being held. The venue, Dom in Berg, a theatre carved out of a mountain (the Schloss Berg itself), actually in the mountain, provided an inspired setting for what turned out to be a pivotal, necessary and invaluable exchange of ideas and debate..."

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Corporate Encoding and Indymedia

http://deepdishwavesofchange.blogspot.com

"Indymedia and the Enclosure of the Internet [...] There has been controversy recently on the global imc-communication and imc-tech lists over the issue of a $200,000 grant application sent to the Knight Foundation by IMC Boston to do Drupal development work for Indymedia sites. The grant application was blocked by IMC Rosario in Argentina.

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What do traditional farmers have in common with those taking part in the free software movement?

http://www.grain.org

This is an old story, but some hackers may be interested in signing this call ===> Against the indexing and privitising of living organisms

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Intellectual Enclosure, by Richard Stallman

http://bostonreview.net

"Tthorough discussion of enclosure must consider the international institutions that impose it. The International Monetary Fund is a well-known example; its "rescue" agreements attack the intellectual commons through "user fees" for public school, which prevent millions of poor children from attending.

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Down With The Fences! - The Struggle For The Global Commons - May 1st - May 11th

http://bristol.indymedia.org

"...As the world faces a wave of new enclosures brought about by globalisation we’ll hopefully examine some of the history of the ‘commons’, their enclosure and the spirited resistance to private ownership over the centuries..."

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